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International HR Quirks - #5 UK Employer's liability insurance

Posted by Anke Corbin on Jul 18, 2018

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In the UK, employers must have "Employer's Liability Insurance" for at least 5 million pounds. Make sure you don't miss this important step when hiring in the UK.

This International HR Quirk is brought to you by Global UpsideAccounting, Payroll, HR, Talent Acquisition- Globally

 

 

About Globig:

Get out of managing your international employees in spreadsheets + email. Get into Globig - one platform for managing international employees, business, and GDPR compliance. Learn More.

 

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Topics: EU, international HR, Western Europe, Europe, int'l legal, Int'l HR, European Union, Global HR, Germany Labor Law, Germany HR

GDPR's Personally Identifiable Information (PII) - Explained

Posted by James Hrivnak on Jul 16, 2018

GDPR Base2One of the key components of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the concept of 'Personally Identifiable Information', or PII.  Since a person can be identified by certain unique identifiers or by a combination of identifiers, it pays to understand what PII is and to know which data you are collecting and potentially processing on employees, prospects, recruiting candidates, or customers.

You might be surprised what is considered PII and how easy it is to identify someone with a couple of identifiers; therefore, knowing what falls into the PII bucket is key.  And it goes without saying, if you are collecting the PII of EU citizens, you are subject to GDPR.

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Topics: global data privacy, EU GDPR compliance, GDPR, data security, GDPR for HR

[Podcast] HR Challenges When Expanding Internationally

Posted by Anke Corbin on Jul 9, 2018

podcast_image-2-1Most of the first-timers start expanding their international business by trying to force fit or cobble together their current HR processes and services to try to meet the needs of their international business and it never works very well. You’ll run into a lot of trouble if you don’t approach hiring and employee management in other countries correctly from the beginning.

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Topics: PODCASt, international HR, employment law, Int'l HR, HR podcast

International HR Quirks - #4 UK Employment Contributions

Posted by Anke Corbin on Jun 20, 2018

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The UK has the lowest employer social security contributions among the EU's five largest economies and has one of the most flexible employee trial periods. 

This International HR Quirk is brought to you by Global UpsideAccounting, Payroll, HR, Talent Acquisition- Globally

 

 

About Globig:

Get out of managing your international employees in spreadsheets + email. Get into Globig - one platform for managing international employees, business, and GDPR compliance. Learn More.

 

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Topics: EU, international HR, Western Europe, Europe, int'l legal, Int'l HR, European Union, Global HR, Germany Labor Law, Germany HR

How Does GDPR Affect Global Mobility? 7 Considerations For Establishing Compliance

Posted by James Hrivnak on Jun 13, 2018

europe-3220208_1920-1GDPR significantly affects every aspect of global mobility & for any company involved in relocating EU citizens, or non-EU citizens into and around the EU. GDPR impacts the actions and decisions of global mobility and relocation specialists and the rights of the individuals and their families being relocated. Because personal data is so highly processed in both national and global relocations, GDPR has the potential to completely revolutionize the global relocation industry. 

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Topics: EU, International relocation, Global, Global Mobility, Europe, Int'l HR, European Union, EU GDPR compliance, GDPR, GDPR for HR

Using Artificial Intelligence For Profiling When Recruiting Internationally

Posted by Anke Corbin on Jun 7, 2018

podcast_image_460We all know that AI is a hot topic as an innovative technology and it's also paradigm shifting, raising complex questions about how to manage and thrive in this rapidly changing world. Recruiting, profiling, and some of the implications for candidates and the impact internationally with GDPR, are important and interesting topics being explored in this podcast.

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Topics: Int'l HR, HR tech

Globig Unveils GDPR Compliance + International HR Business Productivity Management Platform

Posted by Anke Corbin on May 22, 2018

An All-In-One Secure Software As A Service For Companies With A Growing International Presence

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Topics: international business, data privacy, international HR, Int'l HR, Global HR, hiring international employees, EU GDPR compliance, GDPR, GDPR for HR, HR productivity, HR tech, Privacy tech, international productivity

International HR Quirks - #3 France Employment

Posted by Anke Corbin on May 21, 2018

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Employment in France is not at will. French employees receive protection against termination and any dismissal must be on objective grounds, and the employee must receive notification in writing.

This International HR Quirk is brought to you by Global UpsideAccounting, Payroll, HR, Talent Acquisition- Globally

 

 

About Globig:

Get out of managing your international employees in spreadsheets + email. Get into Globig - one platform for managing international employees, business, and GDPR compliance. Learn More.

 

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Topics: EU, international HR, Western Europe, Europe, int'l legal, Int'l HR, European Union, Global HR, Germany Labor Law, Germany HR

International HR Quirks - #2

Posted by Anke Corbin on May 10, 2018

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Besides regular wages, an employer must pay a French employee a 13th month's salary, 5 weeks paid annual holiday, and 40-60% in social security contributions.

This International HR Quirk is brought to you by Global UpsideAccounting, Payroll, HR, Talent Acquisition- Globally

 

About Globig:

Get out of managing your international employees in spreadsheets + email. Get into Globig - one platform for managing international employees, business, and GDPR compliance.  Let's talk.

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Topics: EU, international HR, Western Europe, Europe, int'l legal, Int'l HR, European Union, Global HR, Germany Labor Law, Germany HR

Global Sales Teams: Grow Globally - Compensate Locally

Posted by Kyle Hegarty on May 8, 2018

Screen Shot 2017-03-16 at 3.34.07 PMGreg Getty loves his spreadsheets. Spending twelve years within sales teams, he routinely hit his targets by staying disciplined and organized compared to his colleagues. It wasn’t surprising that he rose up the ranks within several tech firms and found himself as the VP of Sales and, when the company expanded overseas, his role went global.

It was at this point where something went wrong.

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Topics: international sales, global sales strategy, Global Sales, international sales strategy, Int'l Sales

International HR Quirks - #1

Posted by Anke Corbin on May 2, 2018

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According to "Equal Pay Principle" temporary workers in Germany must be paid the same wages as comparable employees of the hiring company.

This International HR Quirk is brought to you by Global UpsideAccounting, Payroll, HR, Talent Acquisition- Globally

 

About Globig:

Get out of managing your international employees in spreadsheets + email. Get into Globig - one platform for managing international employees, business, and GDPR compliance. Contact us.

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Topics: EU, international HR, Western Europe, Europe, int'l legal, Int'l HR, European Union, Global HR, Germany Labor Law, Germany HR

Will GDPR Crush Your HR Team's Productivity?

Posted by ann stewart zachwieja on Apr 25, 2018

 

GDPR Base2You may have noticed that there is a big data privacy initiative coming out of the EU in the very near future – May 25, 2018, to be exact. It’s called the General Data Privacy Regulation (or GDPR) and it applies to any company that does business with or employs EU citizens. If your company is processing the personal data of any EU citizen (also known as ‘data subjects’), you are subject to GDPR. If that doesn't stop you dead in your tracks, it probably should.

You may be a company outside the EU that is thinking of waiting this one out to see how it all unfolds. It will be unfolding before you know it and the regulators are not expected to give a pass to companies that say, ‘We didn’t know’ or ‘We weren’t sure how it would apply to us’ or ‘We wanted to wait and see how it works’. And to prove how serious regulators are, companies that are found to be out of compliance may be fined up to 4% of annual global revenue (NOTE: not profit, revenue) or €20M, whichever is larger. And it won’t be solely directed at obvious targets such as Facebook. It applies to companies both large and small.

Have I caught your attention yet? I hope you are getting the idea that GDPR is something you cannot ignore. Do you want to learn more?

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Topics: EU regulations, data privacy, EU, EU data protection, Europe, int'l legal, Int'l HR, European Union, data protection for EU citizens, General Data Protection Regulation, EU GDPR compliance, Data Protection Officer, GDPR, data security, GDPR for HR

[Podcast] Tips For Successfully Recruiting And Hiring International Employees

Posted by Anke Corbin on Apr 6, 2018

podcast_image-2-1Bill Armstrong, the president of Gava Talent Solutions, is our guest expert on this podcast. Gava Talent Solutions is a global leader in professional staffing and consulting services, doing business in over 100 countries.

Some of the topics covered in this podcast include:

  1. 1. How companies should prepare prior to setting out to recruit candidates internationally
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  3. 2. Characteristics and skills to look for that lead to great international employees, especially if working remote.
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[Podcast] Why American Companies Should Consider M&A Opportunities for Growth in Bavaria, Germany

Posted by James Hrivnak on Mar 29, 2018

Globig_podcastGlobig's partner Invest In Bavaria - US recently interviewed Melville Mummert,  of Raymond James, as part of their series on North American entrepreneurs who have decided to start, settle, or build companies in Bavaria. They talked with Mr. Mummert about why both Germany, and in particular, Bavaria, are ideal places for foreign investment, and mergers & acquisitions.

In this podcast, James Mister of Invest In Bavaria talks with Mr. Mummert about how Munich, Bavaria, and Germany are attractive for a number of reasons.

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Topics: Germany, Doing Business in Germany, FDI, Munich, doing business in Munich, Europe, Invest in Bavaria, German startup resources, Int'l HR, Tech in Bavaria, Hi-tech talent, American company in Bavaria Germany, German financial services, German M&A, Munich talent

Important EU Labor Law Changes For 2018 – Part 2

Posted by ann stewart zachwieja on Mar 27, 2018

 

EU-FlagEvery year the European Union labor laws change and 2018 continues the trend. For an overview and insight into key changes that will impact companies who employ EU citizens, we spent some time with industry experts Ragu Bhargava, Co-Founder and CEO of Global Upside, and Gita Bhargava, Co-Founder and COO of Mihi. Both Global Upside and Mihi make it their business to be on top of labor laws around the world to help their customers maintain compliance, keep employees happy, and manage their costs.

In Part 1, we reviewed key labor law changes for Germany, the UK, and France. In Part 2 of this series, we focus on Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, and Ireland. Here are some of the most noteworthy changes and proposed changes in HR and labor law we’d like to share for these additional countries.

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Topics: Europe, int'l legal, Int'l HR, European Union, EU Labor Regulations, EU Labor Law, Italy Labor Law, Ireland Labor Law, Spain Labor Law, Netherlands Labor Law

[Podcast] 5 Important Questions Companies Should Ask Before Hiring Global HR Partners

Posted by Anke Corbin on Mar 22, 2018

podcast_image_460.jpgNeed to find expert HR services in foreign countries? Not sure what characteristics to look for and the right questions to ask? 

Our expert guest is Adam Sheffield, the president of Global PEO Services. Global PEO Services (GPS) helps companies hire employees fast without having to set up legal entities in foreign jurisdictions and deal with related HR, Benefits, Payroll, Tax, and Accounting issues.

Adam provides us with some quick tips for effectively evaluating and then hiring international HR services. This podcast goes through 5 important questions companies should ask when doing their research for HR partners around the world.

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Topics: PODCASt, consulting, international HR, Int'l HR, global peo, HR podcast, Global HR, PEO

Important EU Labor Law Changes For 2018 – Part 1

Posted by ann stewart zachwieja on Mar 13, 2018

 

EU-FlagEvery year there are changes to EU labor laws and 2018 is no exception. For an overview and insight into key changes that will impact companies who employ EU citizens, we spent some time with industry experts Ragu Bhargava, Co-Founder and CEO of Global Upside, and Gita Bhargava, Co-Founder and COO of Mihi. Both Global Upside and Mihi make it their business to be on top of labor laws around the world to help their customers maintain compliance, keep employees happy, and manage their costs.

Here are some of the most noteworthy changes and proposed changes to stay on top of in HR and labor law, that we’d like to share.

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Topics: Europe, int'l legal, Int'l HR, European Union, EU Labor Regulations, France Labor Law, EU Labor Law, Germany Labor Law, UK Labor Law

[Podcast] Why A Subsidiary In Bavaria Germany Is Ideal For This American Biotech Company

Posted by James Hrivnak on Mar 7, 2018

Globig_podcastFor some, relocating a biotech company to a another country may seem daunting, especially considering things such as the cost of relocation, the need and expense for high-tech and specialized testing facilities, access to good talent and scientists, and the requirement for visa and government support. For the particular biotech company featured in this podcast, Bavaria was a natural choice. 

Globig's partner Invest In Bavaria - US recently interviewed Alexandra Barton-Sweeney,  CEO of Razzberry, as part of their series on North American entrepreneurs who have decided to start, settle, or build companies in Bavaria. They talked with Ms. Barton-Sweeney about why she selected Munich as the place for her subsidiary, with Razzberry headquarters based in the US. She was looking for a place to do R&D for her biotech company, and after attending the OktoberINVESTfest conference that takes place every October in New York, she knew that Bavaria was a great fit. 

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Topics: Germany, Doing Business in Germany, FDI, Munich, doing business in Munich, Europe, Invest in Bavaria, German startup resources, Int'l HR, Tech in Bavaria, Hi-tech talent, bio-tech, biotech, biotech in Bavaria, German biotech, American company in Bavaria Germany

[Podcast] Helpful Advice For Hiring Foreign Employees

Posted by Anke Corbin on Feb 22, 2018
  1. podcast_image.jpgThe hot topic for this Globig podcast is ‘Hiring Foreign Employees’ and things that often trip up companies, especially US companies, when hiring international talent.

Our featured expert is Mary Lemons, the VP of Human Resources Solutions at Global Upside. Global Upside is a leader in helping companies transform their finance, accounting, and human resources functions in over 100 countries.

Mary provides helpful advice about some of the key pitfalls to be prepared for before and when hiring international employees.

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Topics: PODCASt, human resources, HR podcast, global workforce, Global HR, hiring international employees

Foreign Direct Investment In Bavaria, Germany

Posted by ann stewart zachwieja on Feb 15, 2018

 

Invest_in_Bavaria_US_logoRecognized as Europe’s Top Tech Hub by the European Commission, Bavaria is often recognized as an ideal place for companies looking to expand into the European market. It is home to global players including Allianz, adidas, Audi, BMW, IBM Watson, Infineon, and Siemens. Tech giants such as Amazon, Microsoft, Salesforce, Intel, and CISCO have also established regional headquarters and research centers in the region, playing to the strengths of  Bavaria’s dominant industries: aerospace, automotive, energy, insurance, finance, logistics, new materials, the life sciences, and healthcare. Foreign companies that aim to service, partner, collaborate, or invest in businesses operating in these industries are flourishing.

But how easy is it for foreign companies to enter Europe’s largest market and set up a subsidiary or branch office in Bavaria? What resources are available to help them get acclimated and ultimately succeed? Anke Corbin, Founder and CEO of Globig, recently spoke with James Mister, West Coast Investment and Expansion Manager for Invest in Bavaria, to learn how they advise and support companies that are interested in doing business in southern Germany, right at the foothills of the Alps.

 

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Topics: germany, Europe, Foreign Direct Investment organization, Invest in Bavaria, Bavaria, Tech in Bavaria, International expansion to Bavaria

Understanding GDPR: Key Insights to Achieving HR Compliance

Posted by James Hrivnak on Feb 13, 2018

 

GDPR_EUAs many risk management departments of companies with European Union (EU) customers and employees are keenly aware, the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will be enforced starting on May 25th, 2018. The aim of GDPR is to protect EU citizens when their personal data information is processed. The EU wants to ensure that the personal data of its citizens is kept safe, secure, and is not misused while being processed. Organizations that are found to have breached GDPR can be fined up to 4% of their annual global revenue or €20 Million, whichever is greater - so it’s worth taking these new regulations seriously.

While it’s probably clear that GDPR applies to customer data collected by companies, it’s important to remember that it also applies to employee data, including contractors and even candidates. If your company employs – or is considering employing – EU citizens, it’s time to get educated and prepared for May 25th.

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Topics: Europe, int'l legal, Int'l HR, European Union, EU GDPR compliance, GDPR

[Podcast] An Expert Overview Of How US Research & Development Tax Credits Work

Posted by Anke Corbin on Feb 8, 2018

podcast_image_460.jpgOur podcast guest is Joe Stoddard, a Partner at Eide Bailly specializing in US Research & Development Tax Credits. Eide Bailly is one of the top accounting firms in the US.

In this podcast, Joe talks to us about some of the major changes in R & D tax incentives, what they are,  their primary purpose, and how they work. 

 

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Topics: PODCASt, North America, Int'l Tax & Accounting, US taxes, US Tax Reform, Research & Development, R&D

Top Accelerators In The US - A Great Option For Foreign Companies

Posted by James Hrivnak on Feb 1, 2018

startup-594090_1920 (1).jpgAccelerators are companies that offer support services and funding opportunities for startups. They typically work by enrolling startups in programs that offer mentorship, office space, and supply chain resources. Accelerators have been exploding in popularity because they are designed to provide the best of both worlds for startups as well as investors.

Companies based outside the US may be hoping to use their accelerator experience to relocate and set their company up in the US after completing the program. Therefore, accelerators are often asked whether companies applying to a US accelerator need to be based in the US and if the founders must be US citizens. While each accelerator is different and you'll want to do your own homework, many accelerators are very open to international companies. For instance, on average, 30% to 40% of every batch of 500 Startup companies are international. 

International startup founders participating in US accelerators must be in the country legally, of course, but that has typically not been an issue, according to Y Combinator. For those companies that were started outside the US, Y Combinator will even help them convert to become a US company.  And while some accelerators will not directly assist with obtaining visas or immigration, they will generally reach into their extensive contacts and program alumni around the world to help companies obtain visas and resolve immigration issues. 

There are hundreds of accelerators around the US. If you're ready to learn more and want to find one that's right for your company - whether you are based in the US or not -  here's a list of some of our favorites to help you whittle it down. 

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Topics: United States, global expansion opportunities, Investment Funding, startup resources, international expansion advice, accelerators incubators, US accelerators

[Video] Time and Money-Saving Tips For Companies Expanding Into The UK

Posted by James Hrivnak on Jan 26, 2018

video_image.jpgThe UK, as a business-expansion destination, brings with it the appeal of success and prosperity but also the potential setbacks of setting up a business, such as the times it takes to set up a bank account or being able to afford the expense of the big cities.

In this  2-part Globig-exclusive interview with Ignite Accelerator's Martyn Davies, you'll learn the insider tips and resources that can help your business get on its feet quicker in the UK, choose the right city for your budget and means, find helpful investors, and more.

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Topics: Countries, global expansion, international banking, international expansion tips, global business, global expansion opportunities, Investment Funding, Doing Business in Europe, Europe, UK, Setting up a UK business, startup resources, European Union, Video, international expansion advice, doing business in london

[Podcast] How The New Republican Tax Bill Will Significantly Impact US International Tax Rules

Posted by Anke Corbin on Jan 25, 2018

podcast_image.jpgGlobig's podcast guest is Shannon Lemmon, a Partner and specialist in International Tax Services at Eide Bailly, one of the top accounting firms in the US.

The new Republican tax bill went into effect January 2018 and it significantly impacts US international tax rules. It’s been said the new bill represents the largest overhaul of the US tax code since 1986.  Shannon helps us to understand what the biggest changes are, when they will impact us, and what impact those changes will have.

Even though things are still changing and accounting firms are receiving weekly updates on the new laws from the IRS, we explore the following key areas:

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Topics: international taxation, Global, PODCASt, North America, Global Taxes, US taxes

[Video] London & Partners Offers Free Services for Companies Expanding Into London

Posted by James Hrivnak on Jan 25, 2018

video_image.jpgGlobig frequently interviews experts around the world who can shed light on aspects of successfully expanding internationally. One such expert is Louise Conolly-Smith from London & Partners, the official promotions company of the Mayor of London. We spent time with her to get her insights into what makes London a great place to expand your business to and a summary of many of the resources available to companies moving to the area. 

Ms. Conolly-Smith shares the secrets of London's business success, events to attend, and tips for getting to know people you wish to do business with. She also discusses how London & Partners - at no charge - can help companies get set up quickly.  

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Topics: Countries, global expansion, international banking, international expansion tips, global business, global expansion opportunities, Doing Business in Europe, Europe, UK, Setting up a UK business, startup resources, European Union, Video, international expansion advice

[Video] Ministry of Startups Provides Cool & Affordable Work Spaces In London. Are They Right For You?  

Posted by James Hrivnak on Jan 25, 2018

video_image.jpgExpanding into London can be a difficult undertaking, especially considering the city's density and expensive rent. 

In this video, Anke Corbin interviews Charlie Gallienne-Schmidt about how the Ministry of Startups provides a helpful solution to this problem and also how the company is connecting startups both locally and worldwide. 

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Topics: global expansion, international expansion tips, global business, global expansion opportunities, London, Doing Business in Europe, Europe, UK, Setting up a UK business, startup resources, European Union, Video, international expansion advice, doing business in london

[Video] Impact Hub Munich Provides Extensive Network Of Connections For Social Entrepreneurs

Posted by James Hrivnak on Jan 22, 2018

video_image.jpgIn this video, Globig interviews Linda Richter of Impact Hub Munich, a German Ecosystem for Social Entrepreneurs. We discuss how Impact Hub helps young startups looking to combine social value creation with a business model by not only providing a coworking space, but also by helping them gain visibility and expertise through its extensive worldwide network of 1500 professionals.

Tune in to find out more!

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Topics: Countries, global expansion, global business, global expansion opportunities, Munich, Doing Business in Europe, germany, German culture, Europe, German startup resources, Bavaria, European Union, Video, Tech in Bavaria, German startup clusters, social entrepreneurship

 [Video] BICCnet Aims to Connect Technology & IT SME's in Bavaria

Posted by James Hrivnak on Jan 22, 2018

video_image.jpgBeing a small to medium sized IT/technology company comes with the challenge and adventure of striving for continous growth. So its helpful to have the guidance of other SME's as well as the mentorship of larger companies to help pave the way to success. 

In this video, Globig interviews Dr. Christian Thiel and Sascha Stöppelkamp of BICCnet, a Bavarian IT & Technology cluster that connects SME's with each other as well as with larger companies so that they can find and provide solutions as they grow.

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Topics: Countries, global expansion, global business, global expansion opportunities, Munich, Doing Business in Europe, germany, Europe, German startup resources, Bavaria, European Union, Video, Tech in Bavaria, BICCnet, German startup clusters, technology, IT

[Video] Insider Tips And Insights For Expanding Into Bavaria

Posted by James Hrivnak on Jan 22, 2018

video_image.jpgIn this video, Globig interviews Florian Bergmann of Werk1, a business incubator in Munich, about what makes Munich, and Bavaria at large, a great place to start up and expand your business into. The conversation also includes exclusive insider tips and insights about how to go about starting up or expanding into Bavaria, now that you know it's such a great place.

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Topics: Countries, global expansion, global business, Office Space, global expansion opportunities, incubators, Munich, Doing Business in Europe, germany, Europe, co-working spaces, German startup resources, Bavaria, European Union, Video, Tech in Bavaria, German startup clusters

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